Scope of Work

Non-Permitted Buildings

A common issue in residential appraising is construction which has not been issued an appropriate building permit by the jurisdictional authority. Here’s how to handle this sometimes difficult situation. Examples of this issue include: additions and detached guesthouses; and garages that have been modified for use as a living area. One needs only to peruse online… Read More

Sincerity vs. Competency

Sincerity vs. Competency By Diana Jacobs Question: “Can you believe in your heart that you did the right thing and still be wrong?” The answer is yes. Why? Because USPAP instructs us that “ethics” are about intent while “competency” is about judgment and execution. When developing a “scope of work” decision, professional appraisers are not...… Read More